MINNEAPOLIS— The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves today asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to stop wolf hunting and trapping this fall.
The conservation groups seek review of a Minnesota Court of Appeals’ decision issued last week that denied their motion for a preliminary injunction.
Unless the decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, wolf hunting and trapping will begin Nov. 3 with the opening of the deer firearms season. The conservation groups’ lawsuit is still pending, with a final ruling expected early next year.
They claim that without a preliminary injunction, the wolf trapping and hunting season will be over before the appellate court considers the merits of the conservation groups’ legal challenge claiming the state failed to take formal public comment on the hunt.